Bryce Harper made his first start of the spring, and launched his first home run in the bottom of the first inning.

Harper took a 1-1 pitch from Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl and delivered a majestic blast out of BayCare Ballpark.  Te ball was an opposite field blast, giving the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

Harper is making his spring debut, and hitting in the third spot in the Phillies order as the designated hitter.

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The 28-year-old had a solid 2020 season hitting .268 with 13 homers, 33 RBI and eight steals in 58 games. Harper dealt with a back injury last year, but told reporters he feels "no pain" entering the 2021 season.

"At this point right now, I feel no pain," Harper told reporters back in Feb via Zoom. "I feel good, I feel strong, and I feel ready to go."

Harper looked strong and ready to go with that opposite field blast, and I expect another huge season fro the face of the Phillies franchise. You can expect to see Harper playing everyday in right field and hitting in the No. 3 spot in the Phillies order.

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